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    In this activity, learners will measure the length of their shadow from the Sun and compare it three to four months later. This process will help learners investigate Earth's rotation and...

    free Ages 6 - 14 1 to 12 months
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    Learners complete a series of hands-on and investigative activities to explore cumulus clouds. Learners observe cumulus clouds outside, read a book about how cumulus clouds differ from other clouds...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity on page 24, learners perform experiments to examine whether or not trash can float, blow around, or wash away. Then learners analyze the effects of these characteristics on marine...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    This is a comprehensive lesson plan on page 85 for a group cleanup trip to a local beach, lake or stream. Learners keep track of the types and amounts of trash picked up and analyze this...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity on page 27, learners perform an experiment to learn about how different types of marine debris degrade and how weather and sunlight affect the rate of degradation. Learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 12 months
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    In this activity, learners explore how light and dark colored objects absorb the Sun's radiations at different rates. Learners place one shiny coffee can and one coffee can painted black, each...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity, learners observe the effect of transpiration as water is moved from the ground to the atmosphere. Learners conduct the experiment by placing a large plastic bag over a living limb...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity, learners use chocolate to explore how the Sun transfers heat to the Earth through radiation. Learners compare the melting rate between chocolate left in the sunshine and chocolate...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a CloudSpotter wheel and record the different types of clouds they observe twice daily over several days. Use this activity to teach learners how to identify...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this weather forecasting activity, learners use common materials to construct a rain gauge and measure daily, monthly, and yearly rainfall. Learners will discover rainfall amounts are rarely...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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